|eMusic Spam - monday 2009-06-08 1237||last modified 2009-06-08 1237|
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In retrospect, it's easy enough to uncover that eMusic sells their user list to spammers. I've only just noticed it, oddly by way of a recent tide of totally blank emails. I used to give out a unique address for each one-off service to track who was being unethical about their contact lists and more easily shut down the influx of spam. Perhaps I'll get less lazy about restarting the practice. If it were easier to mint the address and easier to see which addresses were attracting spam, I'd do it more. Maybe I'll move on formalizing that infrastructure.
I signed up for eMusic and used them for a day because Sony was cross promoting free downloads from them with new phones. That was not worth it. You still end up paying somehow. Good bye forever, eMusic, and good riddance.